Partnerships

Almost all of our services are delivered as part of a partnership with other organisations. Working with others helps to make us stronger and improve the circumstances of more people. We are keen to work with other organisations who share our values, commitment and provide activities which complement ours.

Our current partnerships include;

A Place for All (PFA)

Partners

IRMO

High Trees

The Baytree Centre

A Place for All (PFA) is a Lambeth-based partnership project that offers a multifaceted service for socially and financially excluded adults, with a particular focus on lone parents (women), BAME communities, Latin American and Spanish-speaking communities, and the over 50s age group as the most excluded groups in the borough.

By working together, the 3 partners will support 2500 people over 3 years across 4 pillars:

– Skills Development: courses on ESOL, Functional Skills, Financial Management, and Construction Skills

– Personal Development, Employment and Careers: 1-2-1 Mobility Mentoring, 1-2-1 Employment/Careers Support, Employment/Careers Workshops

– Health & Wellbeing: Wellbeing and Family Support Workshops

– Civic Engagement and Participation: 1-2-1 Generalist Advice and Workshops and Training, Capacity Building, Networking Events, Community Organising

Building Young Brixton (BYB)

Partners

IRMO

High Trees

The Baytree Centre

Spiral Skills

Ebony Horse Club

ML Community Enterprise

Advocacy Academy

Juvenis 

Grove Adventure Playground 

Building Young Brixton (BYB) is a Lambeth-based partnership project that offers a multifaceted youth service to inspire and empower young people aged 7-19 in Brixton, with a particular focus on BAME, Latin American, and Portuguese young people.

By working together, the 9 partners will support over 1000 young people through BYB’s offering across 4 pillars:

– Personal & Skills Development: 1-2-1 and group coaching & mentoring, ESOL classes, and Creative Skills Workshops

– Education & Careers Support: Study Hubs, Education & Careers workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring

– Therapeutic Recreation: Adventure Play, After-school and Weekend Activities, and Horse Riding

– Advocacy: Intensive Workshops on Power and Community

EU-Latin Americans Mobile and Participating (EU LAMP)

Partners

IRMO

Southwark Law Centre

Law Centre Network

Edugep (Portugal)

The project seeks to enhance the social, economic and civic participation of Latin Americans with an EU passport in the UK. The initiative involves a pre-departure orientation programme in Portugal, and advice and information workshops on EU rights and Brexit, and one-stop-shop advice surgeries to connect new arrivals with any support they may need in the process of integration in the UK.

Step Up Network

Partners

IRMO

High Trees

Thames Reach 

Step Up is an innovative programme trialling new approaches to support low-paid workers to progress in their careers and move into better work. The programme, running since 2015, has produced good outcomes and points of learning for policymakers and practitioners.  The new stage of Step Up aims to:

-Strengthen each provider’s delivery to become more effective. E.g.: by developing collective responses to learning from the pilot and common challenges including shared systems for recruitment and job brokerage

– Develop a shared platform from which to manage external relationships. E.g.: by brokering relationships with stakeholders eg: referrers, employers, specialist support agencies, policy makers and commissioners

– Promote longer term sustainability of local provision. E.g.: by supporting providers to standardise practice where appropriate and develop realistic metrics that can be used in payment by results contracts

– Facilitate the involvement of low paid workers in the development of provision and policy.

We also work in partnership and in collaboration with a number of other organisations, sharing best practice and learnings and ensuring that our programmes fit with other service provision for the Latin American community.

NETWORKS

IRMO is part of the following networks/groups:

Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization